Saturday, 23 March 2013

Claritystamp ATCs


I've recently started making ATCs again and this is one I made with the theme "Love".

The background is done with Distress Ink and my Ink Dusters. I added some Perfect Pearls to it which gives it a lovely shimmery finish that doesn't really show up in the photo.

I initially stamped the word Love in the bottom corner (top left version) but I thought it looked a bit boring and needed an embellishment. I added a little plaque from an old K&Company kit with the word  Love stamped on it and then covered in Glossy Accents.

Loooking at the photos side by side I think I actually prefer the first version. What do you think?

This photo shows the detail I added with a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Stamps Used
Love (stamped on card) from Lesson 10 - Birdcage Set
 The other Love stamp is an old clear one and I can't remember who it's made by.


This one uses the theme "Inspiration". I've made a card similar to this in the past (my scarecrow in a field painting) and thought the same idea would work for an ATC.

As I tend to do with small things, the colour is added with an Ink Duster and the stamping is done with Black Archival.

The fun part of this was doing the shrink plastic paintbrush. This photo shows the stamp I used and the size it shrunk down to. It wasn't an easy thing to do and I ended up enlisting Hubby's help. He used some blocks to get the sides straight once it was heated, then I whacked the top of it with another block to flatten it. It's a shame it wasn't captured on camera like Barbara and Dean's efforts!  We probably looked as comical, although as we weren't on TV the language was a lot worse!!!!!!!

Stamps Used
Easel from the Remountable Artist set
Grass from the Remountable Garden set
Inspiration stamped with the Remountable Letter Box set

Better go and walk Maya now - I've been putting it off as it's snowing, freezing cold, and really windy. It's a good job I love her!



  1. Lovely ATCs Lynne, the detail is amazing! x

  2. Beautiful ATC Lynne, delicate color in the sky wonderful.

  3. Those ATC's are beautiful, Lynne and I think I prefer the first one, keeping the mono theme. That is really a great effort doing that thin paint brush with shrink plastic, and very effective. Have a good week. xx Maggie


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